6/15/2014 4:47 P.M. ET
O's, Blue Jays lose challenges in finale
By Brittany Ghiroli and David Wilson / MLB.com
BALTIMORE -- Both the Blue Jays and Orioles lost replay challenges in Sunday's series finale.
As the Blue Jays searched for another insurance run in the eighth inning, Jose Bautista broke for home on a ground ball by Brett Lawrie to shortstop J.J. Hardy.
Hardy fired a throw home that beat the outfielder to the plate handily. Catcher Nick Hundley applied the tag as Bautista slid headfirst across the plate and attempted to maneuver his arm around Hundley's glove. Home-plate umpire Jerry Layne called Bautista out.
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons wasted no time leaving the dugout, and after a brief discussion with Layne and a few glances back to his dugout, Gibbons challenged the call. After three minutes and 26 seconds, the call stood. The challenge was Gibbons' 21st of the year. He has won just six.
The Orioles lost their replay challenge in the bottom of the fourth inning, with the call confirmed as out at first base on center fielder Adam Jones.
Jones, leading off the inning, hit a ground ball to third base, and first baseman Edwin Encarnacion had to stretch to field Brett Lawrie's wide throw. The hustling Jones was called out on the play, although Encarnacion's foot came off the bag at one point to make it a questionable call.
Manager Buck Showalter came out to request a review and after 56 seconds, the call was confirmed. Baltimore, which trailed 2-0 at the time, is now 5-for-11 in replay reviews this year.
Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli. David Wilson is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.